About the Author

Iris Pitaluga, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Indiana State University and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Nova Southeastern University. She has been a licensed mental health professional in Florida since 1995 and is a certified master addiction counselor. Pitaluga founded Alternatives Counseling Center, is affiliated with Therapeutic Solutions of South Florida, and teaches at the New York Film Academy, South Beach, Florida.